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AAA is going green with sustainability

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By Megan Canterbury, Tucson News Now Intern

TUCSON, Ariz. (Tucson News Now) - Having served Arizona for more than 85 years, AAA is emphasizing sustainability through three different green initiatives.

"As an organization that offers automotive solutions, AAA wants to be part of the environmental solution, as well," Don Nunnari, vice president of automotive services for AAA Arizona said in a press release.

April 15-22 marks AAA's 13th annual Green Battery Roundup, when motorists can drop off their used car batteries at any AAA owned or AAA approved auto repair facility in order to keep people and the environment safe from improperly discarded car batteries. For every car battery collected, AAA will donate $4 to Keep Phoenix Beautiful or Tucson Clean & Beautiful.

AAA also helped Arizona's Green Business Automotive program launch Green Shops. Green Shops are environmentally friendly auto repair facilities that find reasonable and cost-effective ways to protect the environment and conserve resources. These shops also reduce employee's exposure to harmful chemicals while creating a safer work environment. There are 29 certified AAA owned and approved Green Shops across the state.

Lastly, AAA introduced rescue resources for electric vehicle owners. For the second year in a row, AAA will come to any electric vehicle motorist in the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas and provide a 20 minute charge to allow drivers to get to a charging station.

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